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Music Teacher 2.0<br />Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom<br />
Music Teacher 2.0<br />Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom<br />
Before We Begin…<br />Session Materials: http://musicedmajor.net/time11<br />Audio Podcast-available afterwards<br />On Tw...
A Quick Poll<br />
What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />blog<br />we<br />weblog<br />
What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />Blog – A journal written online and accessible to users of the internet<br />Blog – An onli...
What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />A blog is a tool for content creation and sharing.<br />In other words, a blog is…<br />A T...
A “Better Music Classroom”<br />Characteristics of a good music classroom:<br />Well-prepared teacher<br />Degrees – Compa...
Well-Prepared Teacher<br />Professional Development As We Know It:<br />Journals/Periodicals<br />In-Service Days<br />Con...
Blogging for Professional Development<br />Writing a Blog<br />Share your thoughts/ideas<br />Ask questions – answers via ...
RSS/Syndication<br />What is it??<br />RSS Syndication brings the information to you<br />RSS Feeds – List of updates<br /...
Google Reader<br />
Syndication Examples<br />Blog Syndication<br />Integrated in Blog Platform!<br />FeedBurner – Advanced Features<br />Anal...
RSS/Syndication Resources<br />OPML – File containing multiple RSS Feeds<br />Import into RSS Reader<br />Music Education ...
Smoothly Managed Program<br />
Smoothly Managed Program<br />FACTS<br />Paperwork takes time<br />Some paperwork can be reduced using blogging<br />This ...
Let’s Compare… Trip Itinerary<br />Paper Copy<br />Via Classroom Blog<br />Get parent emails at beginning of year<br />Sub...
Advantages to Using a Blog<br />Environmentally friendly – less copies!<br />100% Guarantee that parents receive the infor...
Engaged Students<br />FACTS:<br />Students like being knowledgeable<br />Modern Students: Typing > Writing<br />Students p...
How Do We Harness This?<br />Weekly Reflection Blog<br />General Music – What I learned this week<br />Performing Ensemble...
Twitter: Micro-Blogging<br />Twitter Basics<br />140-character “Tweets” to followers<br />Don’t need to accept a new follo...
Hashtags on Twitter<br />In Twitter lingo…<br />Hashtag = Keyword<br />Hashtags let you search for specific topics<br />So...
Another Poll<br />
#MusEdChat on Twitter<br />The Problems:<br />Teachers are Secluded<br />Not many music teachers at each school<br />This ...
#MusEdChat Basics<br />Homepage: http://musicedmajor.net/musedchat<br />Includes:<br />Topic Submission Form<br />Topic Po...
#MusEdChat: The Chat<br />Monday Nights, 8pm Eastern Time:<br />Sign on Twitter (or use an app!)<br />Search for “#musedch...
Wrap-Up<br />Blogging can help create a better classroom:<br />Well-Prepared Teacher<br />Smoothly-Managed Program<br />En...
Final Poll<br />
Final Thoughts<br />The use of blogging tools should ALWAYSbe used to enhance your curriculum, and NEVERbe used to replace...
Questions?<br />For more information:<br />http://andyzweibel.com<br />http://musicedmajor.net<br />Twitter: @Zweibz7<br /...
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  • [twitter]I am starting my presentation: Music Teacher 2.0 – Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Use #mt20 to add your thoughts/ideas throughout the presentation. We will be checking in![/twitter]
  • [twitter]How effective do you think blogging can be in improving a music classroom? Vote now: http://bit.ly/fmHt8n [/twitter]http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjA3NzkxMjA1Nw
  • [twitter]My definition of a blog? A tool for content creation and sharing. What is yours?[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Three characteristics of a good music classroom: Well-Prepared Teacher, Smoothly-Managed Program, **Engaged Students!**[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Each of these characteristics can be more easily achieved using blogging.[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Ways blogging can help professional development: Write a blog (share ideas/ask questions) or Read Blogs (read ideas/answer questions)[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Discussing RSS Feeds and Feed Readers. What is your favorite Feed Reader?[/twitter]
  • [twitter]What part of being a music teacher is the LEAST productive when it comes to actually teaching music? Vote now: http://bit.ly/gRBGOk[/twitter]http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjEyODExMjQxOQ
  • [twitter]Blogging can help distribute information to students and teachers–post a blog, subscribe your parents email addresses via RSS![/twitter]
  • [twitter]Ways to engage students using blogging: have them write a weekly blog about music class, have them comment on other blog posts[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Say hi, where you are from, and why you love Twitter to the #umiami Music Ed majors using tag #mt20! We are watching! #musedchat #musiced[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Which statement best describes your teaching situation? Vote now: http://bit.ly/efRmgS[/twitter]http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTY2MTQ3MTg5OQ
  • [twitter]After our conversation: How effective do you think blogging can be in improving a music classroom? http://bit.ly/h046bY[/twitter]http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTg5NDEyMjM1NQ
  • [twitter]Final thoughts: In the words of @MusicEdTech: “Teach Music: The Technology Will Follow.”
  • [twitter]Wrapping up my session on blogging, here! Thanks so much for participating with me![/twitter]
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    1. 1. Music Teacher 2.0<br />Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom<br />
    2. 2. Music Teacher 2.0<br />Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom<br />
    3. 3. Before We Begin…<br />Session Materials: http://musicedmajor.net/time11<br />Audio Podcast-available afterwards<br />On Twitter? Use #time11 for discussion!<br />Not on Twitter yet? Just text to “40404”<br />Questions? Ask away!<br />Now… take out your phones!<br />
    4. 4. A Quick Poll<br />
    5. 5. What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />blog<br />we<br />weblog<br />
    6. 6. What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />Blog – A journal written online and accessible to users of the internet<br />Blog – An online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website<br />Blog - A website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order<br />
    7. 7. What IS Blogging, Anyway?<br />A blog is a tool for content creation and sharing.<br />In other words, a blog is…<br />A Teaching Tool!<br />Blogging can very easily help you create a better music classroom.<br />
    8. 8. A “Better Music Classroom”<br />Characteristics of a good music classroom:<br />Well-prepared teacher<br />Degrees – Compare Years<br />Professional Development<br />Smoothly-managed program<br />Paperwork<br />Collecting/Spreading of Information<br />Engaged Students!<br />Interested in the material<br />Excited to learn<br />
    9. 9. Well-Prepared Teacher<br />Professional Development As We Know It:<br />Journals/Periodicals<br />In-Service Days<br />Conferences<br />What type of effect do these create?<br />How do we replicate this effect?<br />
    10. 10. Blogging for Professional Development<br />Writing a Blog<br />Share your thoughts/ideas<br />Ask questions – answers via comments<br />Reading Blogs<br />Read others’ thoughts/ideas<br />Help with others’ questions<br />Blogging is Professional Development!<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12. RSS/Syndication<br />What is it??<br />RSS Syndication brings the information to you<br />RSS Feeds – List of updates<br />Feed Readers—Google Reader, Bloglines<br />
    13. 13. Google Reader<br />
    14. 14. Syndication Examples<br />Blog Syndication<br />Integrated in Blog Platform!<br />FeedBurner – Advanced Features<br />Analytics<br />Email Subscription<br />Adsense<br />Podcast Syndication<br />Blog Integration—Plugins<br />iTunes Integration!<br />
    15. 15. RSS/Syndication Resources<br />OPML – File containing multiple RSS Feeds<br />Import into RSS Reader<br />Music Education OPML Project<br />Web-based RSS Aggregation<br />MusicEdNews.com<br />Professional Development in a Box!<br />
    16. 16. Smoothly Managed Program<br />
    17. 17. Smoothly Managed Program<br />FACTS<br />Paperwork takes time<br />Some paperwork can be reduced using blogging<br />This doesn’t apply to everything!<br />Blogging can help us distribute information to students and teachers<br />Remember RSS?<br />
    18. 18. Let’s Compare… Trip Itinerary<br />Paper Copy<br />Via Classroom Blog<br />Get parent emails at beginning of year<br />Subscribe them to email RSS Updates<br />Type up itinerary online on blog<br />Click “Publish”<br />80 emails go out to all the Moms/Dads with your itinerary<br />Type up itinerary in Word<br />Print itinerary<br />Make 80 copies<br />Distribute in class<br />Find 57 on floor after orchestra<br />Of the other 23, only half make it into Mom/Dad’s hands<br />Make 57 copies the next day<br />Find 32 on the floor<br />
    19. 19. Advantages to Using a Blog<br />Environmentally friendly – less copies!<br />100% Guarantee that parents receive the information<br />Keeps your classroom clean!<br />
    20. 20. Engaged Students<br />FACTS:<br />Students like being knowledgeable<br />Modern Students: Typing > Writing<br />Students probably know more about technology than you<br />And That’s OKAY!<br />
    21. 21. How Do We Harness This?<br />Weekly Reflection Blog<br />General Music – What I learned this week<br />Performing Ensembles – Rehearsal reflection<br />Blog Comments<br />Students comment on each others’ posts<br />Weekly Listening – Post recording, students comment<br />
    22. 22.
    23. 23. Twitter: Micro-Blogging<br />Twitter Basics<br />140-character “Tweets” to followers<br />Don’t need to accept a new follower<br />Replies, Retweets (FWD)<br />Twitter is NOT about telling people what you ate for breakfast!<br />Twitter IS a blogging platform<br />Twitter IS a tool for content creation and sharing.<br />Twitter IS an incredible medium for professional development<br />
    24. 24. Hashtags on Twitter<br />In Twitter lingo…<br />Hashtag = Keyword<br />Hashtags let you search for specific topics<br />Some examples:<br />#followfriday<br />#musiced<br />#mpln<br />#edchat<br />
    25. 25. Another Poll<br />
    26. 26. #MusEdChat on Twitter<br />The Problems:<br />Teachers are Secluded<br />Not many music teachers at each school<br />This makes Professional Development hard!<br />The Solution:<br />#MusEdChat<br />Weekly Twitter Chat on Music Education<br />
    27. 27. #MusEdChat Basics<br />Homepage: http://musicedmajor.net/musedchat<br />Includes:<br />Topic Submission Form<br />Topic Poll<br />Chat Transcripts<br />Chat Recaps<br />
    28. 28. #MusEdChat: The Chat<br />Monday Nights, 8pm Eastern Time:<br />Sign on Twitter (or use an app!)<br />Search for “#musedchat”<br />Read the Tweets<br />Respond using #musedchathashtag<br />Reply<br />Retweet<br />Ask Questions!<br />
    29. 29. Wrap-Up<br />Blogging can help create a better classroom:<br />Well-Prepared Teacher<br />Smoothly-Managed Program<br />Engaged Students<br />Use Closed-Access Resources:<br />Edublogs<br />NO Full Names (First only, Initials)<br />
    30. 30. Final Poll<br />
    31. 31. Final Thoughts<br />The use of blogging tools should ALWAYSbe used to enhance your curriculum, and NEVERbe used to replace your curriculum.<br />“Teach Music: The Technology Will Follow”<br />
    32. 32. Questions?<br />For more information:<br />http://andyzweibel.com<br />http://musicedmajor.net<br />Twitter: @Zweibz7<br />Email: andy@andyzweibel.com<br />Don’t forget! Materials/Audio available at:<br />http://musicedmajor.net/time11<br />
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